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Super Bowl Champ Brendon Ayanbadejo Talks LGBT Equality With Don Lemon

Super Bowl Champ Brendon Ayanbadejo Talks LGBT Equality With Don Lemon

by Jorge Rivas on February 5 2013, 3:28PM

Ayanbadejo also said he identified as a man with “beautiful almond coconut” skin.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Former 49ers Player Outed After Domestic Abuse Court Charge

Former 49ers Player Outed After Domestic Abuse Court Charge

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 10:43AM

Former NFL player Kwame Harris has been charged with allegedly attacking his ex-boyfriend outside a California restaurant. Harris was the San Francisco 49ers’ first-round pick in 2003 and played offensive tackle for five seasons. He also played for the Oakland…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

GQ Publishes 'Hottest Women' List and Ranks Women By Race

GQ Publishes ‘Hottest Women’ List and Ranks Women By Race

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2013, 11:09AM

Beyoncé Knowles tops the list and is followed by other notable actresses and models like Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston and Sienna Miller.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

Where Does Immigration Reform Begin for Same-Sex Couples?

by on January 14 2013, 8:40AM

As many eyes turn to the Supreme Court’s ruling on federal recognition, advocates are also working to include LGBT rights in the upcoming reform bill.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Immigration, Immigration Reform

ACLU Wins Full Severance Pay for Troops Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

ACLU Wins Full Severance Pay for Troops Discharged Under ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

by Jorge Rivas on January 9 2013, 1:28PM

Before the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” in 2011, gay and lesbian service members who were forced to leave the military because of their sexual orientation were often honorably discharged. Yet they were given only half of their discharge pay.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Meet One of The First Same Sex Couples to Get Married in Baltimore

Meet One of The First Same Sex Couples to Get Married in Baltimore

by Jorge Rivas on January 2 2013, 2:57PM

Just minutes in to the new year seven couples got married at City Hall in Baltimore—which is in the first state south of the Mason-Dixon Line to legalize same-sex marriage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Morehouse to Offer its First Black LGBT History Course

Morehouse to Offer its First Black LGBT History Course

by Jorge Rivas on December 12 2012, 11:45AM

The nation’s most well known all-male college for black men, announced this week this week announced a new course focusing on LGBT pop culture, history and society.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Senate Approves Defense Bill That Authorizes Abortions at Military Facilities

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 2:31PM

In 2010 alone, there were at least 19,000 intra-military sexual assaults, according to the Defense Department.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Facing Race 2012: 'Race and Gender in the 21st Century' [Video] Play

Facing Race 2012: ‘Race and Gender in the 21st Century’ [Video]

by Channing Kennedy on November 30 2012, 8:57AM

Couldn’t make it to Facing Race 2012? Watch the full 70-minute plenary session on race, gender and the spaces in between.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Gender & Sexuality

The Big Military Story No One Wants to Talk About Right Now: Rape

The Big Military Story No One Wants to Talk About Right Now: Rape

by Akiba Solomon on November 16 2012, 7:24AM

The General Petraeus sex scandal is all the rage. But we need to focus our attention on how the military is handling routine rape and retaliation against survivors in service.

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality

Polls: Blacks and Latinos a Big Part of Upcoming Gay Marriage Revolution

Polls: Blacks and Latinos a Big Part of Upcoming Gay Marriage Revolution

by Jorge Rivas on November 13 2012, 11:20AM

If you look at last Tuesday’s exit polls alongside other recent studies you’ll find that as more African Americans and Latinos become registered voters the more likely it is for more same-sex marriage victories.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Politics

Activist and Poet William Brandon Lacy Campos Dies at 35

Activist and Poet William Brandon Lacy Campos Dies at 35

by Jorge Rivas on November 12 2012, 1:26PM

Poet, writer, and activist William Brandon Lacy Campos died on Friday night in his apartment in New York, New York.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Two Maryland Women Get Engaged at Obama Rally in Chicago

Two Maryland Women Get Engaged at Obama Rally in Chicago

by Jorge Rivas on November 8 2012, 11:22AM

Keesha Patterson of Maryland got down on one knee and proposed to her girlfriend Rowan Ha at President Obama’s victory rally Tuesday night in Chicago.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

by Akiba Solomon on November 7 2012, 9:49AM

It’s a cliche to say that the work doesn’t end after Election Day. But people keep saying it because it’s true! Herewith, some takeaways from the past four years and next steps.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Second Term, War on Women

The Cleveland Uppercut, Lil Reese and Camera Phone Savagery

The Cleveland Uppercut, Lil Reese and Camera Phone Savagery

by Akiba Solomon on October 29 2012, 10:00AM

Camera phone videos of black men beating up black women are all the rage. What does that say about us, the viewers?

Topics: Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Colorlines.com's Akiba Solomon on Reproductive Rights and the Election

Colorlines.com’s Akiba Solomon on Reproductive Rights and the Election

by Jorge Rivas on October 26 2012, 4:23PM

Akiba Solomon, Colorlines.com’s “Gender Matters” blogger was a guest on BrianLehrer.tv earlier this week to discuss reproductive rights and the 2012 Election.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

Janet Mock on the Freedom of Telling Her Own Story

by Julianne Hing on October 23 2012, 9:19AM

The People.com editor talks to Colorlines about coming out as a transgender woman of color and her newly visible role in LGBT politics. She’ll be speaking at Facing Race 2012 in November.

Topics: Facing Race 2012, Gender & Sexuality, Media

Orlando Cruz, Gay Boxer, Wins First Fight Since Coming Out

Orlando Cruz, Gay Boxer, Wins First Fight Since Coming Out

by Jorge Rivas on October 22 2012, 6:22PM

Earlier this month featherweight Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz made history by identifying himself as a “proud gay man.” With those words, Cruz became the first openly gay man in pro boxing. This past Sunday Cruz was greeted with cheers…

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

New Poll Shows More Young, Poor People of Color Identify as LGBT

New Poll Shows More Young, Poor People of Color Identify as LGBT

by Jorge Rivas on October 19 2012, 1:53PM

Two studies released this week debunks many stereotypes about blacks and Latinos being overwhelmingly homophobic.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

The Difference Between Equity and Binders Full of Anybody

The Difference Between Equity and Binders Full of Anybody

by Rinku Sen on October 18 2012, 9:35AM

This week’s presidential debate highlighted the fact that there’s a distinctive difference between getting invited to the party and actually having fun.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Gender & Sexuality, Movement